My older sister has always given 100% of herself to our family life. She’s the most dependable, generous, and thoughtful one of the four of us siblings. You can count on her sound judgment, integrity, and wisdom whenever it is needed. Growing up, it was always “Call mom, she’ll know!” and as my mom has gotten older, it now is, “Call Deb, she’ll know!” Holidays and other important gatherings now happen at her house. And she never complains about the work, cost, etc. that goes into having everyone over to the house. She has paid for vacations and meals for all of us over the years, when we took our turns being down on our luck and never made us feel bad about any of it. It was always like you were doing her a favor. She is always first to volunteer for the hard jobs, like cleaning out our parents’ basement, sitting by my dad’s bedside on his last day, and managing my mom’s finances.
Don’t get me wrong, my other siblings do their fair share, and they are remarkable in their own right, but I am sure they would agree, that my sister Deb should win the prize for thoughtfulness and generosity.
So now here is my question. I need some good ideas to make her 60th birthday celebration special. My younger sister and I promised that we’d celebrate with her during our annual girl’s weekend at the shore – but nothing seems good enough or “exactly right” that we’ve thought of so far. What are some great ideas that you’ve done to show the special ones in your lives how much you appreciate them?! Thanks!!!